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Wyndam Bolling Blanton diary, 4 August-19 September 1915

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immediate direction. Saw children spinning tops today c whips. This was quite a new experience for me & I was tempted to stop & see if I could accomplish the same feat. In the afternoon we got off for a visit to the Pasteur Institute & to the medical department of the Univ. of Paris. I bought an album book for pictures, and a couple of pairs of kid gloves (15 francs for the 2 pairs) and tried at a number of shops in the Latin quarter to find a picture of Abelard and Heloise but in vain. We finally came out to the gate & caught an auto to the hospital in time for dinner. Sept 8 15 After dressings Lee asked us if we would not like to see Paris in his machine. We were naturally delighted. I should fill this book if I began to enumerate all the things we saw. Dr. Lee has a mangificent Packard & he had his $100 camera c him. We too nearly 70 pictures. We covered over 50 miles in the city limits. We had a military chaeffeur [chauffeur] dressed in uniform. Often times we were going 35 miles an hour thru the streets. It gives me a curious feeling riding in a military car, violating all laws, having policemen beg your pardon for